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Category: Fifa

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Fifa suggests player contracts and transfer windows be changed

Internal document says contracts should end when season doesFifa also urges clubs to find solutions to salary paymentsCurrent contracts for players and coaches should be extended until the end of the delayed domestic football seasons, according to an i…

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Football faces endless conundrums when the game finally restarts | Ed Aarons

The coronavirus crisis has instilled a spirit of unity among football’s leaders – but the sport’s calendar has been shreddedAs Gareth Southgate put it so eloquently, this is hardly the moment for football to take centre stage. Yet after a week in which…

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Football faces endless conundrums when the game finally restarts | Ed Aarons

The coronavirus crisis has instilled a spirit of unity among football’s leaders – but the sport’s calendar has been shreddedAs Gareth Southgate put it so eloquently, this is hardly the moment for football to take centre stage. Yet after a week in which…

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Football’s leaders put squabbles aside to strike heartening tone in a crisis

As the coronavirus crisis deepened this week, it was heartening to see Uefa, Fifa and others show some leadershipCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageIn normal times, last experienced in Britain only a week ago, it might have …

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Michel Platini’s appeal over ban rejected by European court of human rights

ECHR concludes ‘complaint is manifestly ill-founded’Platini said football ban had violated his human rightsMichel Platini’s appeal against his ban from football has been thrown out by the European court of human rights.The ECHR announced on Thursday mo…

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Ifab plan concussion substitute trials and ‘philosophical’ review of offside law

• Review could result in a root-and-branch reform of offside law• Infantino: ‘Fostering attacking football always has to guide us’Football’s lawmaking body is to undertake a “philosophical” review of the offside law, which could result in a root-and-br…

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Swiss prosecutors charge PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi in Fifa bribery case

Khelaifi charged but no longer faces an accusation of briberyFormer Fifa secretary general Jérôme Valcke also chargedThe Paris Saint-Germain president, Nasser al-Khelaifi, was charged on Thursday by Swiss federal prosecutors in connection with a wider …

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Arsène Wenger uses Fifa role to propose new offside law amid marginal VAR calls

‘You will no longer have decisions about millimetres’Changes to be considered by Ifab in FebruaryArsène Wenger is pressing to change the offside rule in his role as Fifa’s head of global development and his proposal could be passed in time for the Euro…

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Guardian sport’s Suzanne Wrack honoured at AIPS Media Awards

• Investigation was into abuse at Afghanistan Football Federation• President of AFF has been suspended for lifeThe Guardian’s Suzanne Wrack has been honoured by the International Sport Press Association, winning a prestigious award in Budapest for her …

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Behind every noble-sounding idea is the global elite’s desire for more money | Jonathan Wilson

The Spanish Super Cup in Jeddah and the proposed Club World Cup are just more ways of the rich becoming richerTippi Hedren sits on a bench outside the school. Behind her, crows gradually settle on a climbing frame. She smokes, distracted. By the time s…

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Gary Neville asks right questions of Qatar but gets no nearer answers we need | Barney Ronay

The pundit’s documentary is well made but pulls its punches on problems surrounding the next World Cup“I will be able to get away with anything. The most slippery, unthinkable, Machiavellian things” – Ricardo Teixeira, Fifa executive, World Cup 2022 bi…

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The alternative 2019 sports awards: quotes, gaffes and animal cameos

A look back at another big year of sporting soap opera: Warnock on Brexit, VAR on armpits, and the ref who yakked up his tea• Neil Warnock, January – asked about Brexit while sitting in front of a “Visit Malaysia” sign put up by a Cyprus-born chairman …

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Chelsea clear to make January signings after transfer ban ruling by Cas

Ban imposed by Fifa for breaking transfer regulationsChelsea’s two-window ban was due to cover JanuaryChelsea’s transfer ban has been halved by the court of arbitration for sport, clearing them to make signings in January.A penalty imposed by Fifa was …

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Chelsea set for transfer window appeal but will be kept waiting for ruling

• Cas likely to announce in December whether ban overturned• Leicester’s Ben Chilwell among targets when signings possibleChelsea are unlikely to hear until December whether their two-window transfer ban will be overturned by the court of arbitration f…

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Arsène Wenger lands new Fifa role as head of global football development

• Former Arsenal manager to oversee progress at all levels• Wenger had been linked with Bayern Munich vacancyArsène Wenger has taken up a new role with Fifa as its chief of global football development, the game’s world governing body has announced. Wen…

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Liverpool to play twice in two days in Carabao and Fifa Club World Cups

• Klopp will split squad to cope with fixture pile-up next month• Club assure EFL will field team consistent with earlier roundsLiverpool will play two cup competitions on two continents in less than 24 hours next month after the EFL agreed to their re…

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Chelsea handed 20 November hearing for appeal against Fifa transfer ban

• Court of arbitration for sport to rule on two-window ban• Fifa committee found club committed 150 rule breachesChelsea’s appeal against a two-window transfer ban imposed by Fifa is to be considered by the court of arbitration for sport on 20 November…

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Emails about Russia’s 2018 World Cup bid appear to be for sale online

Anonymous Telegram account indicates emails for sale after reports emerge of dossier on how to bribe Fifa officialsAn anonymously run Telegram account has indicated that it wants to sell a tranche of emails relating to Russia’s 2018 World Cup bid, afte…

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Klopp threatens to forfeit Carabao Cup despite ‘special’ win over Arsenal – video

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has warned his team could forfeit their Carabao Cup quarter-final tie due to fixture congestion.The Reds reached the last eight with a shootout win over Arsenal, after Divock Origi’s 94th-minute equaliser made it 5-5 and …

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QPR ‘disgusted and embarrassed’ by Fifa and Uefa response to Spain walkout

• QPR abandoned summer tour game over alleged racism• Club ‘incredibly angry’ they are still waiting for a decisionQueens Park Rangers have accused Fifa and Uefa of “brushing racism under the carpet” as they wait to hear whether action will be taken ov…